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doctrine that the useful is the good

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The harbingers of the free market economy, reinvigorated at the end of the twentieth century by the doctrine of neo-liberalism, view individualistic utilitarian ethics as self-sufficient.
Here, too, Schnitzler differentiates between utilitarian ethics and absolute and lasting moral principles.
The only counter to this behavior is an internalized sense of conscious responsibility, and such an internal construct is not necessary in a purely utilitarian ethics system.
Where the bribe taker is merely engaging in rent seeking activity, the act probably will not pass the utilitarian ethics test.
That is why we believe the "quality of life doctrine" is a new auto-construction of relative values contrary to human nature, it is a philosophy derived from utilitarian ethics which attempts to decrease the value of life and opens the door to the legalization of abortion and euthanasia.
That, of course is utilitarian ethics, balancing the good against the harm of every act.
2009), "Analyzing Insider Trading from the Perspectives of Utilitarian Ethics and Rights Theory," Journal of Business Ethics 91: 65-82.
One view holds that peacetime sanctions can be justified on utilitarian ethics grounds because they work (Cortright & Lopez, 1999, 2002).
11) Thus, from the perspective of utilitarian ethics, the regulatory changes that did occur before the financial crisis were ethical because the result was a positive-sum game (more on this concept later).
McGee maintains that efficiency is a variant of utilitarian ethics.
Because the popular mind tends to associate classical-liberal political and economic thought with the kind of utilitarian ethics propounded by the famous English liberal John Stuart Mill, it is important to note by contrast that Bastiat, as a moral thinker, stands solidly in the Christian tradition of normative natural law.
During the early 1970s, Peter Singer elaborated on earlier versions of utilitarian ethics to advocate an animal liberation movement.
Spencer insists that human society thus evolves toward a peaceful state of optimal adaptation of the human species by means of the development and transmission of instincts of altruism and justice, and that this state can also be anticipated and promoted by a rational utilitarian ethics.
I worry that McIntyre has not considered that this ideal may require that his utilitarian ethics would lead us to justify genocide (to eliminate war), parental licenses (to reduce poverty by preventing overpopulation), or a police state (to reduce crime) among other questionable solutions.